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Public Comments Reviewed for ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard

Public Comments Reviewed for ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard

The 45-member Consensus Committee for the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) met Feb. 11-13 in Washington, D.C., to review and vote upon the public comments it received to its 2020 draft standard.

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Offsite Construction Gaining Interest Among Builders

Offsite Construction Gaining Interest Among Builders

More builders anticipate transitioning to building systems in the years, based on survey results from Home Innovation Research Labs. Results showed that although there was immediate interest in many building systems components, increased appeal over the next five years provides greater opportunity for growth in certain markets.

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Home Innovation Selected as Energy Star MRO

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Multifamily by on January 19, 2018 0 Comments
Home Innovation Selected as Energy Star MRO

The Environmental Protection Agency has named Home Innovation Research Labs as the first Multifamily Review Organization for high-rise, non-commercial projects seeking Energy Star certification, providing one-stop shopping for developers looking to build greener.

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Green Standard’s Scope Expands, New Committee Members Wanted

Green Standard’s Scope Expands, New Committee Members Wanted

Home Innovation Research Labs has expanded the scope of the next edition of the National Green Building Standard to include commercial portions of primarily residential buildings and assisted living facilities.

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Wanted: 2018 NGBS Consensus Committee Members

Green home builders, remodelers and designers and others sustainability enthusiasts are encouraged to apply to the committee that will develop the 2018 version of the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard .

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Green Project Scoring Sheets Now Available

Now that the April unveiling of the 2015 ICC/ASHRAE National Green Building Standard is in the rearview mirror, home builders interested in checking out how it works have a new tool: green certification scoring sheets from the Home Innovation Research Labs, which accredits verifiers and certifies green projects. Scoring sheets are available for new single-family and […]

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SolSmart Hopes to Spur Growth of Solar

Filed in Environmental by on April 29, 2016 1 Comment
SolSmart Hopes to Spur Growth of Solar

Builders and remodelers whose clients are interested in solar power know that there’s a lot more to it than just the installation process. There’s the permitting, confusing rules about financing and incentive programs, and other potential hurdles that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says can add as much as $2,500 to the cost of going solar. Now DOE is stepping up to the plate with the launch of SolSmart, a community designation program intended to fuel the growth of solar power by knocking over these hurdles.

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2015 National Green Building Standard Now Available

2015 National Green Building Standard Now Available

Fresh off its approval by the American National Standards Institute, the new ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard is now available as a free e-book or as a hard copy for purchase through BuilderBooks.com.

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Home Builders Needed for Moisture Study

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on March 24, 2016 2 Comments
Home Builders Needed for Moisture Study

Home Innovation Research Labs is looking for builders to help them better understand the effects of moisture in highly insulated homes.

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Batts for Cash? You Bet.

Batts for Cash? You Bet.

The Home Innovation Research Labs is seeking samples of exterior batt-type materials for a life expectancy study. They’re offering $250 per sample, but you do need to make sure that anything you provide be at least 30 years old and have both the manufacturer’s markings and the R-value clearly visible.

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